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    Critical Reasoning
  I: CR Introduction
  II: Argument Structure
  III: Reasoning Skills
     1. Logical Fallacies  
     2. Statistical Reasoning  
  IV: Question Types
  V: Advanced Question Types
  VI: Sample Questions
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III: Critical Reasoning: Reasoning Skills
 
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Walking into the GMAT without learning formal reasoning is like walking into a used car lot without knowing anything about cars. You need to know the common flaws or you won't be able to spot them.

Note that some of these logical error types won't appear on the GMAT, but learning how to think logically and pull out assumptions will help you get a higher score and will also help you on the AWA Analysis of Argument section.

You don't have to memorize every logical fallacy with its formal Latin name, but you do need to get a general idea about what fallacies are and how to spot them.

II: Argument Structure

III-1: Logical Fallacies